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CMAJ

January 25, 2000 / le 25 janvier 2000

CMAJ 2000; 162(2)

© 2000 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne


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In this issue · Dans ce numéro

    Press release
    Highlights of this issue

  Editorial · Éditorial
181 No pain, no gain? [HTML / PDF]
183 Pas de résultat sans douleur? [HTML / PDF]

Cover:
In this issue, Anne Holbrook and colleagues discuss insomnia, a common symptom of underlying conditions (page 216), and review the benefits and risks associated with the use of benzodiazepines to treat it (page 225).

Insomnia and the use of benzodiazepines

189 Letters Correspondance [HTML / PDF]
Instructions to correspondents
 
  • MRC's support of clinical trials
  • Funding medical care
  • Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
  • Real-world effectiveness of antihypertensive drugs
  • Anticoagulant therapy
  • Tuition fees for residents
  • Non-heart-beating organ donation

  Research Recherche
195 To pay or not to pay? A decision and cost­utility analysis of angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor therapy for diabetic nephropathy
W.F. Clark, D.N. Churchill, L. Forwell, G. Macdonald, S. Foster
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
199 Blood recipient notification for hepatitis C in Prince Edward Island
L.D. Van Til, L.E. Sweet
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Research letters Exposés de recherche
206 Telemedicine and fetal ultrasonography in a remote Newfoundland community
E.R. Reddy, P.J. Bartlett, J.D.M. Harnett, P.J. McManamon, C. Snelgrove
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
207 The seroprevalence of hepatitis A and B in people testing positive for hepatitis C
L.A. Kiefer, A. Honish, G. Predy, J.A. Talbot
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Commentary Commentaire
209 The need for greater involvement of regulatory agencies in assessing adverse drug reactions
A.D. Sniderman
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
210 HIV testing of patients: Let's waive the waiver
M.W. Tyndall, M.T. Schechter
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
212 Scientific harassment by pharmaceutical companies: time to stop
D. Hailey
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Review Synthèse
216 The diagnosis and management of insomnia in clinical practice: a practical evidence-based approach
A.M. Holbrook, R. Crowther, A. Lotter, C. Cheng, D. King
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
225 Meta-analysis of benzodiazepine use in the treatment of insomnia
A.M. Holbrook, R. Crowther, A. Lotter, C. Cheng, D. King
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
236 Chasing the dragon — neurological toxicity associated with inhalation of heroin vapour: case report
M.D. Hill, P.W. Cooper, J.R. Perry
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
239 A view inside the womb
G. Graves
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
241 Mechanical ventilation: What's new when your patient is blue?
J.T. Granton, A.S. Slutsky
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

243 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses
[HTML / PDF]
 
  • Dialysis in Quebec
  • Keon resigns
  • London's groundbreaking surgeons
  • E. coli at a fall fair
  • Harassment of faculty
  • Re-entry positions
  • Regulating telemedicine
  • Surgery and smoking
  • Research Update:
    • Say goodbye to medicine as you know it
    • Poor people and poor health
  On_the_Net@cma.ca · Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
251 Another OSLER contest
D. Green
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
255 Population rises dramatically but number of med-school applicants remains stagnant
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
256 BC's Chinese migrants a healthy lot, MDs find
H. Kent
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

257 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
[HTML / PDF]
 
  • A brief history of medicine (book review by P. Warren)
  • J. McSherry remembers a plain-spoken patient
  • Poetry by R.C. Dickson
  • Dalhousie students reflect on Alzheimer's disease

303 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
304 Part of the family in northern Quebec
S. Pinker
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